Erstwhile Chelsea defender David Luiz, now of Paris Saint-Germain, has revealed that he turned down a chance to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge before signing for French giants Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
Luiz made the switch to Paris after the French outfit had paid Chelsea a mammoth amount of £50m, with pundits and fans alike stunned by such glamorous amount for the Brazilian defender, who has often received flaks for being defensively fragile. However, that transfer made the Selecao star the most expensive defender in football.
There were suggestions that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho got rid of Luiz as he does not really rate the defender, with the self-acclaimed Special One also claiming after wards that the Blues will not miss Luiz. However, the former Chelsea No. 4 has now debunked the claims, saying the West London club tabled a bid for him.
“Was it Chelsea who sold me, or was it Paris that bought me? It depends on your point of view,” the 28-year old Brazilian said.
“I’d had four happy years at Chelsea, and they offered me a new contract, but I preferred to go.
“It was my decision.”
Mourinho’s apparent lack of trust for Luiz saw the Brazilian defender fielded in defensive midfield in some matches before his Stamford Bridge career came to an end.
Luiz came face to face with his former side last season in the Champions League and was on the winning side, after PSG knocked out Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League via away goal difference.